Reception Induction 2020


Everyone at cannot wait to welcome you and your child into our school family.



Please be assured that we will be doing all we can to keep you up to date regarding the transition process before your child joins our school.

Although we know some of these processes may need to differ somewhat to previous years, we are committed to ensuring that when your child joins us in Reception they experience a smooth transition into our setting.


Please can all new starter parents activate their child’s Tapestry account using the emailed link, we will be posting virtual induction material onto Tapestry.

If you have any specific questions that we can help you with, please feel free to phone the school office on 01253 855215 or email [email protected]



Induction Brochure 2020

Learning in FS at Anchorsholme Academy

Preparing your child for School

English Reading Information

School Prospectus 2019-20





Frequently Asked Questions:



In Foundation Stage the school day runs from 8.50am to 3.10pm.
We have 3 classes of up to 30 children in Foundation Stage.

These are Red, Yellow and Blue Class.

Look out for details of your child's class in the induction pack that will be sent out to you in the post during the week ending 26th June 2020.

The class lists are put together extremely carefully, taking into full consideration parental requests, advice from nursery, nursery friendship groups and ensuring an even mixture of girls and boys as well as Summer and Winter born children.

Obviously, we don’t yet know your children, and while it is most likely that these class groups will travel throughout the school years in these classes, they are not set in stone.

From time to time, for a variety of reasons, we find we need to make necessary adjustments and changes after the Foundation Year and before Year 1 in order to ensure the best possible journey through school.
Yes. For children in Foundation Stage is provided by Happy Days Childcare Anchorsholme. Follow this link for more information www.happydayschildcare.info/ourservices/breakfast-club
It is really important to prepare your child for school. The more you can do to prepare them the better. Please read the above Preparing Your child For School - A Guide For Parents alongside our school induction booklet and useful websites.
We like all our children to wear the school uniform, which is as follows:

Winter: October – Easter
Grey skirt/pinafore or grey tailored trousers (girls)
Grey trousers (boys)
White blouse/shirt
School tie
Navy blue cardigan/pullover/or school sweatshirt
Black school shoes

Summer: Easter to October half term
Blue and white gingham dress or jumpsuits (Girls)
Short sleeved polo shirt sky blue
Grey trousers/shorts (Boys)
Black school shoes

Each child should also have a pump bag, dark blue shorts, a school T-shirt (in the appropriate house colour – of which you will be advised) and plimsolls.
Any item containing a school logo is available to purchase from:
Bispham Clothing,
All Hallows Road,
Bispham.

Please ensure that your child's name is CLEARLY MARKED on all his/her belongings, including shoes. We expect all children to take pride in their appearance. With this in mind, extremes of fashion, such as garish bows and extreme hair styles are not allowed in school.
Please take time to read our Learning in Foundation Stage Powerpoint. Any extra information you may require about the curriculum, school life and policies can be found within our website.
We will follow government and DFE guidance to ensure that your child is safely transitioned into our school family.

In line with current guidelines our July induction mornings have been postponed until September and we will instead provide virtual induction opportunities for families via Tapestry.
(Please make sure that you have activated your child's Tapestry account, this was sent via email.)
If your child has any allergies, medical conditions, dietary requirements or if you are concerned about your child's development please ring our school office on 01253 855215 and ask to speak to Mrs Foster or Mrs Carter from our SEND team.


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BBC Starting School Resource

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/collections/starting-primary-school/1


Starting School Together Resources
https://www.pacey.org.uk/partnerships/starting-school-together/preparation/#Resources%20for%20parents


Hungry Little Minds
https://hungrylittleminds.campaign.gov.uk/